James Franco Creates Two Poetry Features

James Franco is planning two separate features based on collections of poetry which students in the actor’s filmmaking class are adapting reports Variety.

Each student directed a short film based on an individual poem, entries have then been woven into cohesive, feature-length narratives.

Franco, Mila Kunis and Jessica Chastain play roles in “Tar” which is based on the 1983 book of poems by Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams. This project is wrapped and could premiere later this year.

Franco, Olivia Wilde, Chloe Sevigny and Whoopi Goldberg star in the second film “Black Dog, Red Dog” based on the 1984 book of poems by Stephen Dobyns. That film is still being edited.